Type
Crossword
Description

Swing or Steer off course Yaw
Moving waves or path boat leaves Wake
To the direction from which wind is coming Windward
Hull bottom shaped of a "V" V Bottom
Fore & aft balance Trim
Stern cross-section Transom
Right angles to the centerline of boat Thwartships
Stern cross-section Transom
Bar or handle for turning rudder Tiller
Rise and fall of water levels Tide
Fill with water but not settle to bottom Swamp
Forward most part of bow Stem
The after part of the boat Stern
Violent wind and rain Squall
Measurement of the water's depth Sounding
Cabin or Saloon floor Sole
Not fastened; to loosen Slack
Direction toward which the current is flowing Set
Boat ready for use Seaworthy
A through hull valve, a shut off SeaCock
Propeller Screw
Art & skills of boat handling Seamanship
Make fast Secure
Drain holes on deck Scuppers
Allow line to feed freely Run
Vertical board for steering boat Rudder
Anchor line or chain Rode
Sides of a boat aft of amidships Quarter
Left side of a boat looking forward Port
Navigation by use of visible references Piloting
Vessel having right-of-way Priveleged
Protection for wharves, piers etc. Piling
Over the side Overboard
Art of conducting a boat from one point to another navigation
One minute of Latitude, App 6070 feet Nauticalmile
Equal distant from bow to stern Midship
A record of courses or operation Log
Rope and cordage used aboard a vessel Line
Sideways movement caused by wind or current Leeway
Direction away from the wind Leeward
A storage space in a boat's stern area Lazarette
Distance north or south of the equator Latitude
Centerline of a boat running fore and aft Keel
A measure of speed Knot
Structure usually projecting out from the shore Jetty
Main body of a vessel Hull
Person who steers the boat Helmsperson
Wheel or tiller controlling the rudder Helm
An opening in a boat's deck Hatch
Kitchen area Galley
Equipment that is jammed or entangled Fouled
Compartment in the bow of a small boat Forepeak
The palm of an anchor Fluke
A distress signal Flare
Six feet Fathom
The depth of water a boat draws Draft
A pier or a wharf Dock
A boat's weight in water Displacement
Horizontal movement of water Current
Small shelter cabin in a boat Cuddy
A line down in circular turns Coil
Opening from which the boat is handled Cockpit
Fittings through which anchor lines are led Chock
Map used by navigators Chart
A fitting to which lines are made fast Cleat
To turn over Capsize
Float used for marking a position on the water Buoy
Forward part of a boat Bow
Hull below the floor boards Bilge
The greatest width of the boat Beam
Opposite of ahead Astern
Above the deck Aloft
Opposite of windward Alee
Toward the stern of the boat AFT
On or within the boat Aboard

Nautical Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"Red ______________" NUN
"Green __________" CAN
Left Side of the Boat PORT
Right side of the boat STARBOARD
Front of the boat BOW
Back of the boat STERN
"Red, Right, ___________________" RETURNING
Positioning the boat with the wind directly in front of you (3W) INTO THE WIND
Running with wind directly behind you DOWNWIND
Sailing with wind directly on your side (2W) BEAM REACH
Sailing with wind forward of you at 45 degrees or less (2W) CLOSE HAULED
A Forward Sail JIB
To change sailing direction by swinging the bow thru the wind TACK
To change direction by swinging the stern thru the wind JIBE
A big, colorful forward sail usually used downwind SPINNAKER
I have 2 masts with the shorter one stepped aft of the rudder post or wheel YAWL
Two boats sailing parallel, one closest to the wind WINDWARD
Two boats sailing parallel, one below the other, further from the wind LEEWARD
The "King of Knots" BOWLINE
Knot to stop a rope from running through a block (2W) FIGURE EIGHT
Best way to attach a fender to a rail (3W) TWO HALF HITCHES
What you fasten a dockline to CLEAT
A way to tidy up loose ends of line on a deck and make flat (2W) FLEMISH COIL
Putting away a sail so that it lies back and forth on itself neatly FLAKE
A Type of Visual Distress Signals FLARES
Personal Floatation Device PFD
Color of Port Side Light RED
Color of Starboard Side Light GREEN
Color of Stern Light WHITE
Red flag with a white diagonal stripe indicates what? DIVER DOWN
Air filled bumpers used when docking or rafting up boats FENDERS
Type of Permanent Mooring Anchor MUSHROOM
Another name for a Plow Anchor CQR
Small craft anchor for temporary use GRAPNEL
What you always do to make sure your anchor is set BACKDOWN
Time between tide changes SLACK
Line used for anchoring RODE
Mechanism used in pulling in a sail WINCH
Line used to pull in a sail SHEET
I have 2 to 7 masts with the foremast shorter than the others SCHOONER

Parts of a boat Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Reef
Bowline
Bight
Knot
Windward
Leeward
Winch
Cleat
Gunwhale
Current
Drift
Downwind
Upwind
Hatch
Quarter
Bouyancy
Paddle
Bulkhead
Rudder
Amidships
Aft
Forward
Starboard
Port
Transom
Thwart
Cockpit
Stern
Bow

SAILING Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

SUNFISH
LIFEJACKET
STARBOARD
PORT
STERN
DECK
MASTRING
BOW
RUDDER
MAST
GASKET
HIKINGSTICK
SAIL
SHEET
HALYARD
CLAMCLEAT
SAILCLIP
HULL
DAGGERBOARD
TILLER
BOOM

Sailing Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Facing Forward, I am the left side of the boat Port
Facing Forward I am the right side of the boat starbort
Front of the Boat Stern
The boats direction relative to the wind Point of sail
Where you steer the boat helm
Term used when the boat sticks down into the water heeling
Change direction of the boat through facing the stern into the wind tack
An alternate way of changing the direction, not tacking jibbing
Side of the boat closet to the wind windward
The big triangular sail just aft of the sailboat’s mast Mainsail
The next most common sail on any boat, found forward of the mast Jib
Measure of distance in the sea nautical mile
Who is the commander of the ship Captain

Parts of a boat Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rotates and powers a boat forwards and backwards Propeller
What is used to steer a boat Rudder
Name of the rear of a ship Aft
Name of front part of ship Bow
The body of a boat/ship Hull
Left hand side of a boat Port
Right hand side of a boat Starboard
Holds oars Rowlocks
Catches the wind on a sailing boat Sail
Metal fitting to which a rope can be fastened Cleat
Upper edge of a boat’s side Gunwale
It is thrown in the water Anchor
Used In rowing Oar
Metal pole fastened to rudderto help steer Tiller

Kayaking Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Towards the rear of the kayak aft
Reverse stroke slowing or reversing direction backpaddle
Front of the kayak bow
A stroke to stabalize brace
Rolling the kayak over capsize
A fitting for tying lines cleat
Where the paddler sits cockpit
Waterproof bag dry bag
Water flowing in reverse; calm for kayaker eddy
Pedal-like foot rest footbrace
Bouyancy to keep from sinking flotation
Centerline of the kayak keel
Personal flotation device pfd
Bottom of the kayak hull
A sharp turn pivot
To move at an angle to the wave or wind quartering
A device used to propel kayak paddle
A variety of movements of the paddle stroke
A measure of how difficult to capsize the kayak stability
The rear of the kayak stern

The Voyage of the Frog Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a spar extending forward from a ships bow and provides an anchor point for the forestays bowsprit
a structure rising above the hull and upper portions of a ship to hold sails mast
a pole along the foot of a fore and aft rigged sail that greatly improves control of the angle and shape of the sail boom
the watertight body of a ship or boat hull
a hinged metal plate that forms a part of fastening for a door or lid; a latch or lock hasp
a portion of a dock or pier where a boat is berthed or moored; a parking space for boats slip-dock
rope used to hoist a ladder, sail, flag or yard on a boat halyard
a triangular sail that sets ahead of the foremast of a sailing vessel jib
attached to the boom and is used to control the mainsail mainsheet
barrier built out into a body of water to protect a coast or harbor from the force of waves breakwaters
series of waves swells
a lever used to steer the boat tiller
the action of providing or supplying something for use provisions
to roll about in mud or water wallow
a rope whip with nine knotted cords used to flog offenders cat-o'-nine-tails
the side of the boat which is to the left of an observer aboard the vessel and facing the bow port side
a device for securing a boat cleat
the back of the ship stern
a system of ropes, cables and chains that support a sail boat's mast rigging
the forward part of the hull of the ship bow

TALK LIKE A PIRATE Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What command is given to crew to prepare to tack? ready about
What do we call the width of a boat at its widest point? Beam
A command to fall off, head away from the wind ? bearaway
the spar extending directly aft from the mast to which the foot of the main sail attaches boom
the forward part of the boat bow
a nautical hardware that is used to secure a line cleat
the point of sail that is closest to the wind close hauled
a line running through the lower corner of main sail that is used to tighten the luff of the sail Cunningham
a line used to secure the boat to the dock Dock line
to fold or roll up a sail Furl
line used to hoist for lower I sale Halyard
command given to the crew just prior to tacking Hard alee
a boat that is head to wind, making no forward progress irons
to come up, changing course towards the wind head up
the small forward sail of a boat jib
to change direction of a boat by steering the strong through the wind jibe
the heavy vertical fan beneath the boat that helps keep it upright and prevents it from slipping sideways in the water keel
the windward side jibsheet that is not under strain lazy sheet
the direction away from the wind where the wind is blowing to Leeward
a nautical rope line
the sail hoisted on the mast Mainsail
the controlling line for the mainsail mainsheet
large aluminum pole in the middle of a boat from which the main sail is set mast
nogozone an area into the wind in which a boat cannot produce power to sail nogozone
a boat that is heeling too far because of the amount of wind overpowered

Naval Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Ship's crewmember in charge of equipment and maintenance Boatswain
Front of a ship bow
Back part of a ship stern
Rope or tackle for hoisting and lowering sails halyard
Part of ship's deck set aside by captain for ceremonial functions quarterdeck
Handle or lever for turning a ship's rudder tiller
The left side of a ship port
The right side of a ship starboard
The floor of a ship deck
A heavy object that holds a vessel in place Anchor
Short raised deck at fore end of ship forecastle
Circular window used on the hull of ships to admit light and air. port hole
One of the periods (usually 4 hours) into which a day is divided watch
Reply to a command or order, meaning "I understand and will obey" aye aye
Kitchen on a ship galley
Garbage gash
Well Done, Congratulations bravo Zulu
The most senior cadet coxswain
The backbone of a vessel, running along the center of the hull keel
A sail that's usually triangular in shape attached to the bow jib
A flat piece hinged vertically near the stern of a boat for steering rudder
Washroom on a ship head

Desolation Sailing 2021 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

aft
anchor
bearing
boom
bow
bowline
buoy
cabin
captain
cardinal
chain
charts
clouds
compass
crew
current
deck
degrees
dinghe
fender
fore
galley
genoa
head
heading
heelingover
helm
horizon
hull
jib
keel
knots
latitude
lifeline
lines
longitude
macerator
mainsail
manoverboard
mast
mayday
moon
nauticalmiles
navigation
outboard
painter
pfd
provisions
radarreflector
rudder
sailing
salishsea
seabque
seasickness
skipper
sloop
stars
stern
sun
swim
telltails
tide
toerail
tow
vhfradio
watertank
weather
winch
wind
windlass